Thanks for the post! How are you now?
Waking up with a pounding heart could be due to disturbed sleep, bad dreams, anxiety, heart problems, low blood pressure, low sugar, severe acidity or a panic attack. You have to rule out the causes one by one. How does the pounding stop? The answer to this question could be the key to diagnosis. I think you should discuss this with your doctor.
Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Hi, I saw a special once about someone who had these same symptoms. he would awaken in the middle in the night with heart palpitations that got progressively worse, he had to be rushed to the hospital.
anyway, he had severe sleep apnea. basically this means that during sleep, specifically REM sleep, he would stop breathing, lack of oxygen causes the heart to go into cardiac arrest, which could account for these symptoms.
i advise you to go to a sleep clinic to monitor your sleep and check for sleep apnea. if you do infact have this, you'll be required to use a CPAP machine every night, but you'll be cured
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